New Shoe Review: Air Zoom Pegasus 34 from Nike

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The original Nike Pegasus released in 1983. Thirty-four years later,  Nike continues to role out this smooth Swoosh-stitched shoe for all to enjoy. This long-standing model is still going strong for those runners and walkers who want a responsive and cushioned ride.

The Tech

Nike updates the shoe with a new material they call Flymesh to provide support along with ventilation on the upper of the shoe. Signature Flywire technology hugs the foot across the arch to provide a fluid and adaptive fit. Pockets of air, called Zoom Air units, sit under your heel and forefoot to provide cushion and a blast off the ground when you take your next stride. The 34th edition of the Pegasus features a new Cushlon ST foam to provide more cushioning and support for your foot. The Pegasus 34 sits at 10mm for a heel-to-toe drop.

Similar Shoes

If you currently rock the adidas Supernova, HOKA ONE ONE Clifton, New Balance 880, or Saucony Ride, you might be interested in checking out the latest Pegasus.

The Fit, from CRC Staffer Audrey

"After owning about five pairs of the Pegasus 33, I was the first in line with excitement for the 34. I loved that they kept the same Flymesh upper because that's what made me fall for this shoe in the first place. Even though they hid the Flywire this time around, it's still there and continues to hold my feet the way I like a shoe to on my runs. It is a little roomier and more breathable, perfect for the summer.

The weight of the Nike Pegasus is another draw that keeps me in this shoe and they even made it lighter this time around! The cushion in this shoe never disappoints and the responsiveness in such a lightweight shoe rocks.

Nike made this version of the Pegasus a little sleeker-looking, and while I liked the look of the previous upper, I'm excited to run this summer in the new Pegasus 34!"

Just in time for summer miles, the Pegasus 34 sits waiting for you to come try it on at your local CRC. 

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Evan Schwartz spends his time running the roads of central Ohio and managing the Short North CRC. When he isn't brainstorming the "next great thing," he is geeking out over all things running shoes.


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